The 1st illustrated ed. of Giovio's Dialogo was published by Rouille in 1559; see Praz
Simeoni's text has special t.p
Rouille's device on both t.p.'s. Giovio's port. on main t.p. verso. "Devise de l'avtevr" on special t.p. verso. The emblematic ill. occur in Giovio's and Simeoni's texts, and are in ovals set within rectangular ornamental borders. Most have Latin mottos on decorative ribbons
Praz, M. Studies in 17th cent. imagery
Binding: modern brown calf. Double blind fillets. Brown goatskin spine label with title in gilt: IOVIO / DEVISES. Dealer's label at lower left of back pastedown
No Table of Contents. Foxing throughout book.
Philieul, Vasquin, 1522-ca. 1582; Domenichi, Lodovico, 1515-1564. Ragionamento. French; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575. Imprese heroiche et morali. French